Good Quality Vitrine:
Extruded Acrylic with Solvent Seams
Avant (standard cases),Crystal Cubes, Gem, Hudson, Jewell, Keynote, League, Prestige, Rollie Mobile, Splendor
What is extruded acrylic?
- Extruded acrylic, or continuous feed acrylic, is made when heated liquid polymer is fed, or extruded, through a series of rollers.
What are solvent seams?
- Solvent is applied to edges of the acrylic to be joined and then the two pieces are held together until the solvent evaporates.
- A solvent seam will make the joints of the vitrine strong and transparent, but it won’t fill any air gaps between the acrylic pieces, which can cause bubbles. A professional shop should be able to minimize bubbles.
- Extruded acrylic is common in a variety of applications, so it costs less
- Standard and UV-filtering options available
- Perfect for small to medium museum exhibit cases
- Ideal for short-term use – pop-up exhibits, rotating shows and smaller collections
A short-term lifespan is typically around two years. It's the most economical choice for short-term use, but lifespan is an important consideration. You may want to factor in the cost of replacement in longer term scenarios.